Category: Politics

LGBT, Refugees, Jews

WE REMEMBER: GLOBAL LGBTQ COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS

Tisha B’Av is considered the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It is a time to reflect on the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other communal tragedies of the Jewish people. In symbolic tribute to the ritual observance of Tisha B’Av, GLOE will mark this day by examining the current climate of persecution targeting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the recent wave of detention and torture of gay men in the Chechnya region of Russia, and the impact of the global LGBTQ refugee crisis created by factors such as systematic executions of LGBTQ people by the Islamic State and anti-gay legislation passed in places like Uganda.

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RT @repjohnlewis: I fought too long to end discrimination based on race and color to allow discrimination based on gender identity to be considered acceptable

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A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches

Earlier that year… “East St. Louis was an American pogrom. The fearless African-American anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells traveled to the still smoldering city on July 4 and collected firsthand accounts of the aftermath. She described the incident as an “awful orgy of human butchery.””

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RT @CarolSOtt: Interesting article about Philly’s rent affordability problem — it parallels what’s going on in Baltimore.

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RT @CountyExecBaker: This @washingtonpost editorial is a must read… “What could be more foolhardy than undercutting the @FBI?”

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